Peru does it for the surfers

Let’s hail a coun­try that em­braces en­vi­ron­men­tal­ism and tourism

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fer­ent, with the bulk of world events in Latin Amer­i­can lands.

They un­der­stand what surf­ing brings to their coun­tries. Pre­vent­ing de­vel­op­ment along pris­tine coast is in­vest­ing in the fu­ture in pro­found and per­haps, as yet, uniden­ti­fied ways. Only time will tell how vi­sion­ary such a law may be­come.

“If we are lead­ers in surf­ing at re­gional and in­ter­na­tional lev­els, why not keep sup­port­ing this sport that adds value to our coun­try. It’s worth wor­ry­ing about sport,” said Hu­mala.

The pres­i­dent also added that sport plays a key role in the de­vel­op­ment of the youth, and a way to pro­mote good val­ues away from drugs and gangs.

“Pro­tect­ing the in­tegrity of coastal wave pro­duc­ing ar­eas is not some­thing just to ben­e­fit surfers,” re­marked ISA pres­i­dent Fer­nando Aguerre.

“By pro­tect­ing the in­tegrity of their breaks, the Gov­ern­ment has taken the side of pre­serv­ing the surf ar­eas, and as a con­se­quence, also the cul­ture and vi­a­bil­ity of those unique wave rid­ing com­mu­ni­ties.” Imag­ine. Sigh.

Wind­ing Up

REG­IS­TER to­day at the Fish Hoek Surf Life­sav­ing Club on Fish Hoek Beach at 5pm for the 18km Cape Town Down­wind Race on Mon­day, and the Fenn Cape Point Chal­lenge, a gru­elling 49km en­durance event, which takes place on 21 De­cem­ber.

Pipe Line

AF­TER a crank­ing start to the Bil­l­abong Pipe­line Mas­ters, the in­fa­mous North Shore reef went to sleep. How­ever, a swell bears down on the ‘Rock’ to­day, and it looks like we’re in for a cracker fi­nale.

Weather Tip

WE get respite from the ‘Doc­tor’ as gen­tle souther­lies puff to­day, while tomorrow a light NW blows. Nice clean sum­mer swell with 3’ surf both days. False Bay nice and clean tomorrow, but tiny waves.

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